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A factory reset results in a full reset of an Android device to the original settings of the currently-installed ROM.

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Huawei old model U9200 factory reset problem

I want to reset my Huawei Ascend P1 XL U9200E because I forgot my password, but USB debugging is not enabled and my volume-up button is not working. How can I go to recovery mode, or do you know any ...
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Samsung A20e hangs at booting

My relative's Samsung Galaxy A20e smartphone got stuck while reading SMS. I wanted to help him and pressed buttons for reset, but only a black screen appeared, now it gets stuck at booting. I can ...
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Is it possible to skip the warning screen on a locked bootloader running custom firmware?

This question is from a malicious viewpoint to see if its possible that it happened in my case I have got answers before that if my bootloader is locked then a factory reset(/even reflash stock rom) ...
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Cannot connect to WiFi or access settings after data wipe

After the factory reset on OnePlus Nord, the screen says, Hello, then connecting to WiFi, and it states it cannot connect. I cannot access my settings. I cannot do anything with this phone as I cannot ...
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Factory reset turned off realme phone that bootloops without using volume button

I have realme 6 RMX2001 that bootloops and needs a factory reset. The volume buttons of the device are broken. The only working button is the power button. Is it possible to factory reset the device ...
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Does Android automatically back up the old/original data after a factory data reset?

I have been continuously having problems with my device being compromised, and even after a factory reset, the problem still persists. If an Android device is not instructed after a factory data reset,...
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Is it possible to restore my device to pre-factory reset for saved logins?

Basically, I have reset my phone after an absolute nightmare of forgetting my pattern. In order to sign back into my Google account, it wants to send a notification to my S23. However, naturally, this ...
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Trouble resetting phone and removing Family Link

Introduction: Resetting an Android phone can be very tricky when Family Link is active, as I discovered when attempting to perform a factory data reset on my son's phone. Despite uninstalling the ...
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How safe is factory reset if I didn't have a pin or password?

Some months ago I had to return a phone to the store and all I did was factory reset to erase everything (I did it two times too). Now I'm getting paranoid about how safe my information is and if it's ...
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Data recovery on locked out Infinix Hot 10 [duplicate]

I had forgotten my PIN on Infinix Hot 10. I am unable to get in without a backup. I got the phone new and didn't create a backup as a first-time Android user, which I had saved important notes in my ...
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Do photos survive a factory reset (Android)?

I sold my old Oreo but I'm paranoid. I had about twenty old photos (nothing special) and I deleted them, even from the trash. Then factory reset. I recorded some blank videos and then a factory reset. ...
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Galaxy S6 does not start up, cannot flash stock software with Odin

I pulled out a Samsung Galaxy S6 that has not been used in a while. It has never been rooted or had custom software, and it was working last time. But now it was not starting up, it got stuck at the ...
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How to quickly factory reset an Android phone

Let us assume I am working/living in a potentially hostile environment and want to minimize the risk that somebody can access the data stored on my Android phone. The recommended way is to force-lock ...
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How to force factory reset Samsung Galaxy S21 with low battery?

My Samsung Galaxy S21 phone is damaged so the battery won't charge when the charger is plugged in. However, the charger still supplies power to the phone. It's been plugged in and sitting happily at 5%...
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What all methods can be used for detecting malware on lower partitions where antiviruses cannot reach?

I had bought a used phone from a friend and was facing issues like password changes and media leakage as shown by my other friends so I scanned using antiviruses like Malwarebytes,Kaspersky,lookout, ...
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Wipe Data(Factory Reset) related logs should persist in the recovery log file right? (Stock android)

(Stock android.) "E:Cannot log to file /dev/fscklogs/log" -Other phones don't prompt this during the data wipe(factory reset), this is fecking intentional. Also it got no battery charging ...
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Unroot hacked Xiaomi Poco C40

My Xiaomi Poco C40 was hacked and rooted by a stranger. How to restore to factory settings?
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Android stalkerware abilities

I have a Xiaomi Redmi 4 (4X). I just unlocked the bootloader and cleaned all flashed my phone because the stalkerware my friend installed wasn't going away by a factory reset. After some days from ...
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Reset MotoG Play, unusable without PIN

I recently inherited a Moto G Play (2021) from a family member who quit using it a while back. I factory reset it using the BIOS (hold volume up + power), but when going through the setup again, it's ...
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How to delete all information about the old device from the Google account?

A few days ago I transferred everything to a new smartphone and factory reset the old one. Even before the reset, I signed the device out of the Google account, but it still remembers it and cannot ...
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Disable reset in settings

I have a Samsung Galaxy S9. I want to modify the Android to remove all applications and leave only the GPS. I managed to do it with adb, but when we reset the phone, everything comes back. I would ...
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Kernel flashing needs data wipe. Why?

Pixel 6a running stock Android 13 There are very few custom kernels available for this device. I found a couple of kernels that I would like to try but here comes the caveat -it needs a factory-reset. ...
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USB debugging from fastboot

my son's Moto G7 Power froze, rebooted, and won't get past the blue android screen. I'm preparing to do a reset but want to back up beforehand. RSA won't connect as we haven't previously enabled USB ...
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ADB sideload regularly loads LineageOS ROM, but gets stuck at 0% with stock firmware, why?

I'm trying to restore the stock firmware for a Samsung S10e. It's currently setup with the LineageOS recovery image, and the LineageOS firmware. I've rebooted in the (LineageOS) recovery, factory ...
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Galaxy S6: It just won't wipe

So, I have my old, and broken Samsung Galaxy S6, and I have some plans for it, but I need to get it to a "factory status" in terms of user data, meaning that I need to wipe everything but ...
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Is Phone still usable after Google Find my device erase device

well, the question says it all. I was playing around with google find my device and messed up. The worse thing, I was using my father's phone and not mine. Result- After i used find-my-device - secure ...
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How can i tell if my phone has ever been rooted?

Banking apps can be not running when they think the phone is not safe even the phone is “not” rooted . And factory reset or OTA update after rooting can make root access botched. Just like unrooting ...
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Is my data secure after factory reset with NO password SET

I had one plus 8 pro brand new phone Android 10. I sold the phone in a week's time. I never set any password or screen lock. I understand android 10 uses file-based encryption. I just did a factory ...
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Cannot turn on developer mode on TCL 20 Pro after factory reset

I have an issue with a TCL 20 Pro not allowing me to activate the Developer mode. I've tried to use the normal method of going to 'About Phone and tapping the build button x7' but it does not work. I ...
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Is there a way to access logs from before a factory reset? [duplicate]

I recently had to factory reset my phone due to it crashing to the Android Recovery screen. It seems that several other users have had the same issue; all in the past week. Is it possible to view ...
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Does factory reset wear out UFS storage?

I have factory reset my tablet ten times. Will factory resetting an android device wear out Nand memory, ie UFS storage? How long are Twp and p/e cycles in ssd style nand storages? How many factory ...
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Auto factory reset - is this a general function of Android?

I want to install a software provided by my company but the IT admins only accept devices that support the "Auto factory reset" functionality (automatically perform a factory after if the ...
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Smartwatch: forcing a factory reset without USB debugging?

I recently made a mistake on my watch "h1-c-aladeng"(watch model) or "Lanix Ilium LT510"(the model in "Find My Device"). I now can look at the smartwatch and can't do ...
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Factory reset when enabling and disabling OEM Unlock in one session?

I accidentally enabled "OEM Unlock" on my old Pixel 3a. I instantly disabled "OEM Unlock" again. Will the phone forcefully factory reset when I reboot?
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How can I block factory reset on a phone?

is there a way to block factory reset on a phone? Like delete the functionality, make it totally impossible. Thanks! Note: Not something like Factory Reset Protection, something that doesn't let you ...
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Can a hacker unlock the bootloader of an android device remotely?

Is it true that you can not unlock the bootloader of an android device remotely and the only way you can infect the firmware or bootloader is to have physical access to the device. What about rooting? ...
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FBE securely wipe all data

According to android documentation the FBE system has two different levels. Credential Encrypted (CE) storage and Device Encrypted (DE) storage. Does a factory reset of an FBE phone reset the keys of ...
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Is there any way to force a factory reset without being able to get into the bootloader nor the os?

I got a Nokia C100, when setting it up I messed up the password but didn't realize until I had locked the device, I can not log into the device, the bootloader only shows Fastboot mode, and android ...
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Recovering media which is deleted month before from android 10 mobile storage

I have deleted a some media files month before, then I used my mobile as usual. Yesterday I performed a factory reset to mobile clean since it's storage is full. Now I need to get back my media which ...
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Encryption and deleted data

I have a galaxy S8 using "default password" meaning no startup password or secure start up. The device is still encrypted by default so all data should not be recoverable after a factory ...
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Forgot password for android device not able to reset it

I recently bought a new phone and forgot about the old one, and now I can't remember the password for the old device. I tried google findmyphone: didn't work hard reset: asking for the password ADB : ...
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Lenovo Tab P11 erased recovery mode, need to hard reset with computer

I erased recovery_a and recovery_b, Unnofficial TWRP doesn't work. need a recovery that works. Won't boot into twrp and need a hard reset. Can't access OS but fastboot works. HELP!
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Can somebody reset my phone without opening screen lock?

Suppose somebody took my phone and reset the phone ( all files will be deleted like factory reset ) without knowing my screen lock password or even opening my phone. Is that possible? if possible then ...
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I can't get boot screen on proscan tablet without visible volume keys

I watched tutorial on youtube however it didn't cover this model proscan PLT1074 that has no volume rockers. It does not turn on as the video. It will turn on when only the power is held down. Once ...
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How to disable wipe my phone option on ADM for me and for anyone else who have access to my account

So, I recently recalled how my account was compromised years ago, and the hacker proceeded to delete two of my old devices. It was frustrating because not only was my account gone, but so was all of ...
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How do I change the AndroidID?

My Android ID has changed since a factory reset. Now some apps/services don't work. Besides using Titanium Backup, how can I restore/change back to the previous Android ID? I already know what the ID ...
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Is there a way in 2022 to remove factory reset option on android device

So I’ve Removed some bloatware like the browser google play store etc. and like you all are aware a simple factory reset brings them all back , the first solution I thought of was to remove the ...
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How do I factory reset this Chinese device?

I have a Pritom M10 tablet I bought from Amazon a week or so ago, it's essentially a Chinese cheap thing based on the Lenovo M10. However, the audio quality is absolutely awful and that has really put ...
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Question about FDE without secure start up and factory reset

So I read that on device launching with 7.0 , it has FDE by default and a 256 bit primary key is randomly generated at first booting the device (say after a factory reset). My question is, if no ...
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How can I erase the data on a phone with a broken display?

I have a Samsung Galaxy A40 (a405fn) with a broken display (totally dead: no touch reaction and display completely black). I want to sell the phone for parts, but I need to erase the memory. When I ...
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